At Parkland Medical Center, our respiratory care program provides accurate diagnosis and compassionate, effective treatment for people with acute and chronic lung conditions. Our highly-skilled lung specialists assess and treat:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Lung Cancer
Your First Choice for Pulmonary Care
Our expert team of pulmonary care professionals works with you to create a personalized plan for your long-term well-being. We help you get healthy and stay healthy through:
- Education about your specific condition
- Encouraging positive lifestyle changes
- Smoking cessation resources
- Access to the latest treatments and available therapies
- Prescribing effective medications
Pulmonary Treatments & Technology
At Parkland, our priorities go beyond standard fixes to provide you with effective, long-term respiratory care solutions. Whether you need services as an inpatient or an outpatient, you benefit from a wide variety of diagnostic and treatment options using the latest technology.
Pulmonary Function Testing
Our pulmonary function testing includes diagnostic assessments to measure lung capacity and flow rates of oxygen, carbon dioxide and other gases and determine how gases are exchanged in the lungs. These breathing tests help doctors see how well your lungs are working.
Asthma, a chronic condition that narrows the lung’s airways or tubes, makes breathing difficult. When you come to the emergency room at Parkland with an asthma attack, we determine your peak airflow and provide appropriate treatments, typically with bronchodilators, steroids or other medications. We specialize in asthma care and management for children.
Learn more about asthma at our online Asthma Center.
Pediatric Asthma Care & Training (P.A.C.T.)
We’re leading the way in pediatric asthma care. Our innovative Pediatric Asthma Care & Training (P.A.C.T.) program was designed to help you and your child understand asthma and benefit from individualized asthma management solutions.
Learn more about asthma in children.
Expert Lung Cancer Care
With lung cancer now the leading cause of cancer death in America, early detection and diagnosis are keys to survival if you’re at risk. At Parkland, we help you recognize the importance of preventive steps to safeguard your health. Your doctor may recommend a lung cancer screening if you’re at risk or have any symptoms.
Who Should be Screened for Lung Cancer?
You may be recommended for a lung cancer screening if you:
- Are between ages 55 and 75
- Are a current or former smoker with 30 or more “pack years” of smoking
- Have had no incidence of pneumonia for the past 12 weeks
- Haven’t had a CT scan in the past year
Talk to your doctor today about a lung cancer screening.
Advanced lung cancer care is available through Lahey Center Oncology & Hematology at Parkland Medical Center.